Sen. Harkin: Dems will hold majority in Senate, may win back House in 2012


I needed a dose of optimism today. Thank you Tom Harkin, who in the video I link to below, also talks about buyers' remorse (relevant segment at about 23:00).

Via The Hill:

Harkin said, “[W]e’re doing nothing because the Republicans in the Senate block us at every turn.”

Senate Democrats face a challenging election next year, having to defend 23 seats to the GOP’s 10.

Harkin expressed confidence, however: “I don’t think we’re going to lose the Senate. I really don’t. I think the Democrats will continue to keep the Senate. And quite frankly, with some of the dynamics I see out there, I thinks Democrats could actually retake the House of Representatives.”

Wishful thinking? Not if the Dems get out there and vote in droves, if we organize efforts to register voters and provide transportation right now to Voter I.D. locations, and of course, to the polls.

Video here. (C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program will air at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday. )